Build your strengths

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Posted on 18th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

I have read a few books on what it takes to become successful in business and selling. From Zig Ziglar to Kenneth Blanchard they all talk about the tools that are needed to close the deal or build relationships with customers. One of the more interesting books that we have read is Discover your Strengths. This very simple concept talks about selling to your strengths instead of trying to improve on your weaknesses. This was always the case when I first started out in sales management is that we would look for areas of improvement and then try and coach to those areas to make the person stronger. Through developing a persons strengths they will become better at what they do and be more passionate about what they love to do.

I am true believer in the basic point that you have to be passionate about what you sell or do or you are just wasting your time. So pick up a copy or download the book and listen to the principles. You can even take a Strengths finder assessment online that will help you find your true strengths.

The new yellow pages

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Posted on 17th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

I just recently got the new iPhone and love a lot of the features such as surfing the web, reading email, and texting. One of the best features is the ability to find businesses via the map feature and then you can see locations that are marked by pins based on your location. Then once you find the business that you are looking for you just click on the telephone number and it will dial the business. I was wondering with all the information that you need at your fingertips.What to do with your yellowpages other than use them as a doorstop. So to my surprise there is a website that deals with such a question. They list the top 10 things to do with your yellow pages and the one that I liked the best was the one that shows a car made of yellow pages.

Can you really sell online

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Posted on 17th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

 

One such site where you can aquired a free eBay auction template is at rogersemall.com. They provide a great resource on the do’s and dont’s of online selling. Start out small, and then grow your business from there. Don’t try and get to the $100K mark your first month, as it will take time to evaluate the market and see what items sell the best, and more importantly which items are more profitable. If you are selling 1000 purses a month, but only making $2 per item, you are spending a lot time for little pay off. Research and use those free resources, and who knows maybe one day you will be holding your own seminars

Coach for performance

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Posted on 16th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

All it takes one small change in the way you approach life or particular task in life to make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. While I was in sales I found myself getting in a rut, so a suggestion from my mentor was to write down a small goal that I wanted to achieve and put on my bathroom mirror so that I was sure to see it everyday. He told me not to make it too easy, but something that was attainable. It was shortly after that I approached my customers with more confidence and began to have the most successful year in my young career. A bio of a coach is one who pushes you to attain things that you would not normally think you could do. Business coaching is an art and those that can do it and inspires and motivate people have a gift. If you can impact and change just one persons life, then you have accomplished more than most people in this world today. All you need is the focus and will to succeed and your on the path to fulfilling your dreams.

Are you insured

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Posted on 16th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

With the elections starting to heat up many of the candidates are promising to fix our health care system and a few of the top candidates have mentioned socialized medicine. This has gotten may stirred up over what can be done to fix our health system. My vote would be less government and more competition. Our system while not perfect at least allows the market to help decide health insurance costs and keep prices in check. Many American are looking for ways to get better health care at a competitive cost. There are more and more sites that are offering a free health insurance quote to those that visit their site.

Sites like BUPA is one such site that offers not only free health insurance quotes but also disease state information for their customers. At their site you can find options for private health insurance where you can get different levels of coverage. You can find options that cover both inpatient and outpatient services and possibly coverage for a pre-existing condition. There are people available to talk to help you find the right coverage for you.

Insurance Online

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Posted on 14th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

There are several things you need to consider when purchasing life insurance. There are two main types called term and whole life insurance. The type you choose will depend on your risk profile and if you are looking to provide an investment tool, or just get some insurance to protect your family in case of an accident. Term life will usually be cheaper and have a shorter term and have no residual value.

For whole Life insurance you can usually get a decent return so that your premiums will stay constant over the life of the policy. On some policies you can even use any net capital return to help reinvest and purchase more insurance coverage. Shopping for insurance is now easier than ever with sites like Insuranceportalonline.com to help you compare different policies and types of insurance.

Get your voice heard

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Posted on 14th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

Many artists are making the crossover to voiceovers to increase their income as well as increase their audience. Many singers are already trained in the technical and fundamental aspects of vocal technique, the leap to doing voiceovers is quite natural. At Voices.com they provide a venue where artists can upload their voice projects for such companies as NBC, Disney, and Apple computers. They are helping to provide the avenue where those seeking to get into voiceover work can connect with those seeking out individuals for certain projects.

Record your projects and create your account to be available for some major companies that are looking for individuals to complete various

10 things to help your small business grow

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Posted on 13th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging |Marketing

1. Let Someone Else Go First

If you’re a small business, you don’t want to be putting your money on a horse that may or may not have longevity. To top it off, solutions should already be tested out fully with someone else’s money and time. The key is to jump in at the very end of the early adopter phase.

2. Keep the Bottom Line in Mind

Every piece of technology you buy, should help you increase your bottom line somehow. Whether it’s through efficiency or through expanding services, it’s got be able to pay you back. Just because something is faster, the latest version, or prettier than what you currently own, doesn’t make it a good buying decision. You might even intimidate customers who have to learn the new systems.

3. Use Open Source

Open source technology can be comparable in features to private software packages. There is no support for open source, but there are also no licensing fees.

4. Set Up Social Networking and Forget It

It is important to have an account on Twitter and Facebook, amongst many other sites. The account is free and can generate massive attention and buzz for your offerings. However, you want to schedule your tweets and automate as much of this as possible to cut down on the time spent doing it.

5. Convert Paper to Digital

A paper newsletter put online can save you tons of money on paper and mailing costs. What you may not know is the same is true with coupons. You can convert those to electronic coupons and the customer can download them off your site, saving your distribution and printing costs.

6. Get full color brochures

Partner with established vendors like UPrinting. For your image and brand you want to have something tangible that you can handout and even mail out to customers that talk about your business and products. UPrinting business brochures printing solutions can help you get the quantity and price you need. So whether you are doing a small run to test the market or need a large run for growing sales you can get them done professionally and fast.

7. Cut Down on Travel Costs

You can set up VOIP lines and teleconferencing to avoid the expense of traveling when you have more than one business office or clients in different locations.

8. Read the Reviews

Before buying any piece of technology check the reviews it got. It will help you decide whether it’s going to work for you or not.

9. Automate Your Help and Customer Service Areas

Some of this can be done simply by putting up an FAQ online for the questions that most people ask, and thus cutting down on phone calls. Other times you may want to put in a help desk system.

10. Leverage the WWW

Use the free resources that are available to help network,Brand, and create loyal customers to compete with the bigger companies. The social networking frenzy is only growing and being able to create your spot in space will only help grow and retain your customers.

 

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Do you need an Arizona dui lawyer?

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Posted on 5th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

In the state of Arizona, driving under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicating fumes or drugs is a very serious offence. In fact, Arizona is one of the states with the harshest and strictest enforcements of the dui laws. This is because of the increase in the number of deaths and accidents arising from drunk driving. If you find yourself charged with driving under the influence, contact arizona dui lawyer immediately . Many people view a dui attorney as an unnecessary cause. Well, do not be ignorant. For the law enforcers, if you are caught driving under the influence, to them you are just another number that is to be used as an example of what will befall those who are not compliant with the law. An attorney will help in the initial stages. He or she is supposed to be present when you are being questioned and charged. This is because he or she knows the statements you can make that can be incriminating. In addition to that, the lawyer is supposed to advise you on a plea bargain. This means that the matter can be resolved out of court. This should be handled by a lawyer who has handled such before because a wrong move in this process might leave you in more trouble than you were in to begin with. If the above does not work then the lawyer is supposed to prepare a defence on your behalf and to argue out your case in court. Depending on how well the case is prepared and the evidence is provided, the lawyer may succeed in getting all the charges dropped or in reducing your punishment to the minimum. A tempe dui lawyer is your best shot at getting another chance by winning the case against you.

Find new coffee tables for your office

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Posted on 22nd March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging |Marketing

A new office may feel uncomfortable at first. Bringing in a lot of items from your old office should help to make it feel more like “at home”. If you had bad times in your old office space, you may want to try getting new office furniture to change the vibes in your new office. Something as simple as a few different types of coffee tables that are used for both work space and decoration can make the entire space feel different. I would even look at contracting with a reputable interior design firm because they would be able to help you maximize your interior office and give you a more ergonomic design. Hopefully your new office is a result of the hard work you have been doing for your company. Most of the time a new office means an increase in pay, but you may have more responsibilities now. Getting organized is the first step for any employee trying to get use to a new office. You want to get your new office as comfortable as possible, so you can begin doing your daily tasks as soon as possible. It will still take a little time to get use to your new office. It’s like anything else and change is difficult to adjust to sometimes. I don’t like change and try to avoid it when possible. You may be happy with your new office and perhaps you have more elbow room now. Just give your new office a chance to get broken in and it will seem like your old office space pretty soon.

An industrial mixer designed for your needs

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Posted on 13th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

If you do a quick search for an industrial mixer you will find hundreds of different types of solutions available depending on your industry and particular needs. Many of the mixers that are available are off the shelf products that are modified to one application and then fitted with a different agitator to help in the mixing process. The team at Dynamix Agitators has taken this one step further by offering a Solutions Assurance guaranty. This means you will work with their Sales Engineer in order to put together a solution that is specific to your exact needs. With six distinct Mixer models you will find a one that will meet your needs. This wider line of products will help assure that you will have the parts and mixers needed should your project expand and you need additional capacity.

Creating content

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Posted on 12th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

When developing blogs and websites online the number one rule to drive search traffic is having timely, relevant, and updated content. Through the development of various platforms like Mojavi the goal has always been to create a network of developers that can contribute and enhance an open architecture. With so many sites and blog starting up every week on the web the need to create a niche is becoming more important along with content. That is why I am always looking for sites like outdoorbasecamp.com where they specialize in outdoor review content and create a community where others can contribute. You can see and participate in their forum to share your thoughts and experiences with others and gather suggestions from other outdoor enthusiasts.
They have created timely and fresh content on various outdoor activities and this will lead to a loyal customer and attract local and national experts to contribute to their site. As their success builds the search engines will pick more of their content and this will increase traffic and help them grow their brand. I can see that they will become a point of reference for some of the more popular outdoor activities like kayaking, biking, and spelunking.

Surrey Condos a Masterplanned Community

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Posted on 11th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

The Fraser Valley located on the border of Surrey and Langley in Western Canada is home to the newest Surrey condos, a masterplanned community called Waterstone. Offering high end features like granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a 15,000 square foot clubhouse. The clubhouse offers a place to get together for a BBQ, a fitness area, and a 60 foot indoor lap pool. Located close to nearby shops and local restaurants you can now avoid the hassle of traffic and walk to local attractions. The Waterstone offers all the amenities you will need and offers a cozy atmosphere to get to know your neighbors and create a community. There are so many advantages to living in one of the newest condo masterplanned communities that they are now becoming more popular as people are looking to reduce their travel time to and reduce their maintenance costs of their home.

Why I Had A Big Family

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Posted on 9th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

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While I’d like to start off by saying something deep and impressive like “I always knew I wanted to have a big family because…”, I really can’t. You see, I never really intended to have six children, but neither did I want to have a small family. I just knew that I wanted to have children and that was that.

I had my first child and it was a wonderful experience. I knew I wanted more. There was no plan that had been developed and set in stone for a future family and it had never even come up for discussion. Me and my husband just took things one day at a time and lived our lives that way. I know that most couples sit down and discuss future goals together, but I had met my match and we both took things as they came and dealt with them on the spot.

I always felt that more children would be welcomed into the family when I was younger and didn’t do much to try to stop the pregnancies. There was some measure of birth control, but it was haphazard at best. What would come would be loved and welcomed.

Me and my husband were living in a two-bedroom apartment and having the first girl was wonderful. When the second and third children appeared, two boys, we were waiting for our townhouse to be built and had to put up the three children in one room. We had one set of bunk beds for the two oldest and a crib for the baby. There wasn’t much room in that bedroom at the time, but there sure was a lot of love, fun and frivolity.

By the time the fourth in the fifth, two girls, arrived on the scene, we were well established in our townhome and had two sets of twin bunkbeds set up. Clothes were passed down from the oldest to the youngest and friends in the neighborhood donated clothes that their children had outgrown as well. It wasn’t uncommon to go out for groceries in the afternoon and come home to 2 garbage bags full of clothing set out on the front porch. Sometimes we never found out where they had come from, but they were very appreciated.

When the sixth child arrived I had a feeling that I had never experienced before. I felt full. I was satisfied. There was an inner peace that I simply cannot describe deep down in my soul. I knew that my baby days were over and that I was done.

I never regretted for one day having a big family. While somehow I went from cooking for two people to cooking for eight at every meal, I somehow lived to tell the tale. Looking back, now that I only have two older children left in the home, I don’t know how I ever did it. It seems surreal to me now to house six children and two adults in a small four-bedroom townhouse, but we did it with bunk beds. It seems unreal to think about all the meals prepared, the clothing provided and the other basics and luxuries that we were able to give to our children.

Would I do it again? Would I have a big family if I was starting over? You bet! The biggest thing that I was able to provide for my children during all these years was the company of siblings and the ability to grow up in a home that was always filled with love.

The popularity of the ipod

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Posted on 3rd March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

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One of the biggest tech inventions in the past 10 years has been the Apple ipod where the reported ipod creator Tony Fadell was recently appointed to the adviser role for Steve Jobs. This may be seen as a way to reward the person who helped to change the trajectory of Apple and give them a product that is now a social icon. The role is reported to be less demanding than his current and could be to help retaing this top talent as well as help their ailing CEO who is reported to be battling health issues. The popularity of the iPod has created a whole new generation of music lovers and the way that we listen to music and books.I have always been a little lazy when it comes to reading. I will start a book, but then soon for some reason I put it aside and then never finish.  Since I am in my car frequently I can just put one in the CD player and then gain some additional knowledge while in my commute. Most recently I was asked to read “The Secret” a very popular book on what changes peoples lives. I was able to find it for download and then listened to it on my iPod. The book is quite amazing and very simple to grasp the concepts. The basic principle going back to ancient times is the Law of Attraction. If you wish or desire for something hard enough your dreams will come true.

While the advancements have been impressive with the ipod and now with the iPod touch they are not without controversy. There was recently a case brought forward where Apple  sued over an ipod that exploded is gaining attention and being added to some of the cases that are being brought forward. It was only a year and half ago that Apple was battling lawsuits about the battery life and replacement of the ipod and that it created a liability since people could not readily replace their battery that appeared to be going bad in only a few months when they released the latest ipod. Even with some of these cases being brought Apple continues to hold its lead in digital music players and the distribution of digital media through their online service itunes.

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The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship

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Posted on 6th March 2013 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging |Marketing

The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship

There have emerged new breeds of young entrepreneurs who are striving to affect positive social change with their efforts as business people. There individuals have created nonprofits or associated organizations which are helping people across the world improve their lives in some way or another. Referred to as social entrepreneurship, the philanthropic efforts of this dynamic lot are vital for the growth and development of nations cross the world, and here are the reasons why:

  1. Increased employment opportunities: The businesses that are helping drive social change are also helping to employ many individuals. There are a large number of people around the world who have found employment in social entrepreneurial ventures and the number is growing steadily. The additional advantage this presents is that these organizations often employ people from vulnerable sections of society to help them earn a decent livelihood and lead an independent life. So the positive social development occurs not only by the work the company does externally, but also in the way it operates internally.
  2. Development of new ideas and initiatives:  In the past, social entrepreneurship has led to the development of various new ideas which have had a powerful social impact, and it continues to do so. As an example, the work of a social entrepreneur in Brazil with HIV/AIDS treatment was so profound that it was adopted eventually into government policy. Social entrepreneurs are usually innovative thinkers who come up with unique ideas and services that inspire others in new and interesting ways.
  3. Inspiring others: When a social venture is initiated by a disadvantaged group or individual, it inspires others to do something as well. A cooperative dairy movement in rural India inspired women across various villages in the country to start working and stand on their own feet financially. There is nothing that inspires change more than change itself, and the success stories of social entrepreneurs inspire and motivate the masses to do something for the betterment of others or the correction of a social evil, whether its treating undernourished children with diet program or helping women take a stand against abuse.
  4. Creates new investment opportunities for big corporations: Increasingly, large companies are investing in social enterprises instead of commercial ventures. This helps them not only improve their market image and brand value, but it also offers a chance to give back something useful to the society that comprises their customers. The economy is also benefitted from this cycle of investment and social return as poor and underdeveloped sectors benefit from this cash inflow.

Social entrepreneurship is a new and positive innovation which has brought about much good to society. Social enterprises can help address societal problems that many government-based efforts are not able to, and they provide solutions quicker and more effectively as they are free from the shackles of political bureaucracy. For finding new techniques to address ailments such as HIV/AIDS, social entrepreneurship is truly a great asset to modern society.

Collin Zauner is a person with great passion for writing; he has written many articles on different topics like the best diet program. You can look out for more on his other blogs related to health and beauty.

 

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Using email newsletters to help build your reach

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Posted on 12th February 2013 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging |Marketing

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Mad Mimi Email Many websites and blogs miss the chance to interact with their customers by capturing their email and then using this for a way to interact with and update their customers on their brand and products. More and more companies are creating educational email newsletters that are meant just to interact with their readers and not sell them something. Many companies have jumped into the social media space and hope that by creating a Facebook page this will drive customers to their site. The term social media marketing has taken on various definitions and those selling those services have touted them as the only way to advertise and interact with customers.

You can create email newsletters that include links back to your social network profile and help build a long-term engagement for your blog or business. With the appropriate email marketing solutions from leading providers like Mad Mimi email newsletters you can grow your business in multiple channels and create value through email that your customer will want to open and read. I have several companies that I partner with that use email newsletters to send out communications and they always look very professional and packed with useful information. You must first develop a plan to gain permission from your customers to converse with them through email and then, above all else, do not abuse the privilege. Offer value whenever you do send them something and tie in your Facebook or Twitter page in the body of the email for ways to stay in touch with your company. Used together, these tools can help you grow and maintain long term relationships with your customers

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The hosting company you choose can make your blog

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Posted on 24th December 2012 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging |Broadband

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The latest in  web hosting is now offered by KVC HOsting.

bestsupportive At KVC Hosting they offer a variety of plans from free to dedicated plans. They even offer a free dedicated IP with their basic plan which is a huge bonus for those webmasters looking to improve their search engine position. They have accumulated several rewards for their hosting up time and support and may be worth giving a try.